A Christmas Message from Monsignor Ken
My friends in Christ,
Merry Christmas to all! I don’t think any of us could have predicted how we would celebrate this year. So many will be alone, others in small group gatherings, and some debating whether to make it to church or to pray from home. No matter where we are at though, we are still one family, celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Advent for us has been a time of hope. People that have walked in darkness, have seen a great light. If you think about it, we have been walking in the darkness these days with the pandemic. But there is light—hope.
In a typical year, I would invite the children to come sit around me for a special children’s Christmas homily. They all know the story of the birth of Christ, but I also want to share with them the importance of giving gifts at Christmas, not getting them. God gave his son, to us, freely and lovingly.
I do ask them what they think Santa brought me though. The guesses range from a rosary to a Lamborghini—wishful thinking! My gift from Santa this year is not quite that elaborate, but it ties us back to Christmas with having five things in common with Christ. I won’t spoil it for you, as you celebrate Mass with us today. Thank you for joining us.
Wishing everyone a very blessed Christmas.
In His Peace,
Monsignor Ken Fiedler